Archive for March 2nd, 2016

San Bernardino Seal

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

It took the San Bernardino City Council long enough to figure out that a special district parcel tax, part of a plan to fund the county taking over the city’s fire department, was nothing more than a tax grab.

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KQED: Time Running Out for California’s Voting Machines

Voting booths at Hermosa Beach City Hall during California Primary

Voting booths at Hermosa Beach City Hall during California Primary. (Daniel Sofer/hermosawave.net)

By Katie Orr
March 2, 2016

Going into a presidential election year, Secretary of State Alex Padilla says voting equipment in all of California’s counties is nearing the end of its life expectancy. He says the situation is becoming urgent, and could turn disastrous as it did in 2000.

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Dan Walters

 

 

 

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
March 1, 2016 – 2:59 PM

  • Governor and Legislature once made public policy
  • Ballot measures and court battles now dominate
  • Brown’s measure exemplifies their importance

There was a time, at least 40 years ago, when the governor and the Legislature made public policy for California.

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